Hey guys! So I realized the reason I wasn’t posting as much as I did in the beginning was because I didn’t really have a structure anymore. Normally I’d probably be making reaction posts about the current dramas I’ve been watching. However, I’m still in the midst of my Supernatural marathon atm, and I don’t really feel like posting about how much I fangirl over Jensen Ackles every time he’s on screen. So, I’ve decided to give myself some structure, I’m going to try the thirty day Jdrama challenge, and then if it goes well, maybe afterwards do the 30 day kdrama challenge!
So let’s begin!
For reference, here’s the link to the tumblr post I found the challenge on <http://fuckyeahasiandrama.tumblr.com/post/3704083344/30-day-jdrama-challenge> and here is my day 1!
Day 01: Your favorite Jdrama
So my favorite Jdrama is really a three-way tie, which you guys might call out as cheating *but I don’t care cos I’m doing it anyways.* So, here goes!
I adore these boys so much. The reason I love this drama to bits is because of the goofy, sincere, gruff, dorky, heartfelt, and wonderful characters in this drama. You could probably tell from my Battle of the Boys post https://ksquish.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/battle-of-the-boys/ that I love this show. Whenever I’m in a bad mood, I watch this show again. It at once makes me laugh and cry, and by the end of one episode I feel completely restored and happy again. The story lines are very heartfelt, and there’s just something about young guys struggling to learn who they are and understand their dreams that gets me in the gut every single time.
It definitely helps that the guys are pretty damn sexy as well.
I know a lot of people hero worship Miura Haruma. I’m not a huge fangirl of his, but I do really really like him. This is by far my favorite of his roles as well. I like me some hot deliniquent guys, what can I say?
This drama is similar to Gokusen. Delinquent guys, who are deep down softies with big hearts, trying to overcome obstacles and follow their dreams. However, it is also a sports drama, and these guys TUMBLE.
In the most ridiculous costumes ever, may I add. However, this drama is way more than that. It is so heartfelt and sincere that even just listening to the soundtrack results in me sobbing. While in Gokusen, the guys and the bromance probably trumped the story lines, I feel like the story is just as important in Tumbling. Some of the issues these guys go through are seriously harrowing and intense. However, it never feels like the drama is just for drama’s sake. The issues are all real problems high schoolers go through. They are sad and intense, but they get through them because the boys are always there for each other.
You all know I love Yamamoto Yusuke, so the fact that he’s the main lead in this drama adds to the love. However, while I’ve always had a soft spot for Yusuke, this is the drama that had me go gaga over him. It also brought my attention *and subsequent love* to Miura Shohei, Daito Shunsuke, and Kaku Kento, who are all on my list of loves. This show is way more than just a sports drama, and I luff it forever.
This is my favorite Japanese romcom. Ever. And that’s coming from a girl who’s a diehard Hana Kimi and HYD fan. I love Mukai Osamu, and I love Tamaki Hiroshi. However, this drama is spectacular because it really focuses on romance in a way I’ve never seen in a drama. It has all the high-speed comedy (which is hilarious, may I add) that characterizes Jdramas, but it also has wonderful slow moments that really focus on the characters and their evolutions. It looks at romance in a very realistic, almost cynical way at first, but then in following these characters’ paths, and the way they mature together, the romance evolves in a wonderfully natural way.
What’s really nice about this show is that friendship comes first. This random group of people all become close and amazing friends. They learn about each others’ personalities.
They fight, they bicker, and then as they grow so used to each others’ company, they realize their relationships means much more than they ever thought they would.
This drama will always and forever be one of my favorites, and anyone who likes either friend or romance shows should really give it a try. The humour is pretty damn good as well.
Anyway, that’s it for my day 1! What do you guys think!? What are your favorite shows? Comments are loved!!!!